Mageia is a Free Software operating system of the GNU/Linux family,
which can be installed on computers either as the main operating system,
or as an alternative system to one or several pre-installed systems (dual boot). It is a community project supported by the non-profit Mageia.Org organization of elected contributors. Mageia is developed by and for
its community of users, and is suitable for all kinds of users, from
first-time GNU/Linux users to advanced developers or system
The latest stable release of the Mageia project, Mageia 6 was developed for over two years before being released officially on 16 July 2017. It will be supported with security and bug fix updates for 18 months, up to 16 January 2019.